|Cuba : Hurricane : 1999/10|
|Outline||At 11:00 hrs on 11 October heavy rains began to fall on the Island of Youth (Isla de la Juventud) and along the western coast of Cuba. In 24 hours, 49 of 79 water reservoirs overflowed and 162,664 persons had to be evacuated from the danger zones. Over 3,000 homes were affected of which 224 were destroyed and 2,870 sustained damages to their roofs and walls. Four deaths have been reported.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
|A total of 132,000 people were evacuated from the regions of western Cuba affected by the storm.||In Havana, 25 homes were destroyed and 783 damaged.
In Cuba, 200 homes and 2,700 other structures were damaged when the hurricane pounded the western part of the island Thursday.
|In Cienfuegos province, 70 percent of banana plantations have been destroyed.
|Over 160,000 people had to be evacuated and four deaths have been reported.||144 factories and 26 agricultural installations suffered partial damage. Electricity
was cut off and communications were interrupted. Three hospitals and one health clinic were damaged. 20 schools were damaged of which six were totally destroyed. Damage to agricultural areas is still being evaluated.
|The storm has knocked down more than 1,600 power lines already. About 700,000 homes and businesses were without power.|